RadionBase™ MDEC Red Lake C
RadionBase MDEC Red Lake C is a special-purpose dispersion of Red Lake C (Red, 53:1) pigment in a 100% acrylic vehicle for energy cured (UV or EB) paste inks. RadionBase MDEC Red Lake C can be used as the sole colorant for making a Warm Red mixing ink for Quickset/Sheetfed Lithographic metal decorating or for printing on non-porous plastic substrates where flexibility and adhesion are very important as characteristics.
Typically used to make mixing Warm Red inks, 45% to 65% of RadionBase MDEC Red Lake C by total formula weight is considered a normal loading for most paste ink formulas. Excellent results for metal decorating and plastic film ink formulas can be obtained by blending RadionBase MDEC dispersions with Radion Vehicle MDEC letdown vehicle. Epoxy and Polyester acrylates should be tested for compatibility with any RadionBase MDEC dispersion before use, as they are marginally compatible. RadionBase MDEC series bases can be used for mercury UV, HUV, and LED UV formulas.
Chemical Resistance: 5% HCl: Good 5% NaOH: Fair
Water: Excellent Ethanol: Fair Hot Paraffin: Good Soap: Fair Lacquer Solvents: Fair Linseed Oil: Excellent Diethylene Glycol: Fair Mineral Spirits: Very Good
Lightfastness: Full Strength: Fair Tint: Poor
Pigment type: Red Lake C (Red 53:1)
Color Index No: 15585:1
Pigment Content: 31%
Solvent Content: 0%
Solvent Boiling Range: N/A
Bio/renewables content: 5%
Vehicle type: UV- or EB-cure acrylic
Appearance: Thick, tacky red paste